Ducati 1098R – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ducati has been a very successful, albeit small in the grand scheme of things, performance motorcycle manufacturer and incredibly successful racing team. A move by VW to purchase Ducati doesn’t seem to make sense, how would this add substantially to their overall bottom line? And it would relegate Ducati to a small concern rather than a strong independent player. Just my opinion, what is yours? The photo links to an article on the subject.